Awkward. Maybe I shouldn't go a week between posts, ehhh?!
But, it seems I go in phases when it comes to my obsessions with the internets. First it was Myspace. I had to figure it all out the very first night. I needed to have the pictures, the videos, the right song selected and of course my friends organized just right. Thankfully, Facebook took over that obsession. Next up, Instagram. Oh, I was in love with Instagram. And Twitter... man, I had no clue what I was doing on Twitter back then. This was all followed by an obsession with Pinterest...which took me to blogs.
Then it seemed all I wanted to do was read blogs. Blogland had it all. Blogland sucked me in for hours each night. Then I had to have a blog of my own. I have a light to share. It varies from fitness motivation to lifestyle to recipes to army wife life. And it's my little piece in this endless land of blogs. I love the time I spend here working on me and catching up with you.
Somewhere in my drafts are words about which platform promotes a blog best. I feel you will promote your blog best on the platform you're most comfortable with but what about others who intentionally (or not) promote your blog?
Is the best platform determined by the main substance of your blog or by the reader?
Moving into a new home has me curious about ways to decorate. Making a house a home inspires me to be creative, figure new color combos and space plan rooms perfectly. I opened Pinterest for the first time this past week in what seems like forever.
Parts of this new home are intimating to decorate. I searched Pinterest for "decorating tall walls". Our main space has walls that stretch two stories high. I now have windows requiring curtain lengths of more than 92" when standard is 84"... what's a girl to do for solutions and ideas? Duh, she searches Pinterest.
I had noticed Pinterest as a heavy traffic source to my blog. And, with a little time and digging I learned that sweet Lisette has been a major contributor to the traffic hitting my blog. Little did she know pinning this post from my blog months ago would create a consistent traffic flow. Food, home decor, weddings and fashion take over Pinterest. But any image is pinable. When Lisette pinned fitspo from my blog, I'm guessing she had no idea the power behind that gesture. That same post was tweeted by this man who has over 13K followers. (such an awesome moment!) While he knows the power behind his tweets, he may not have known the surreal surge of hits to my blog in that one day.
CASE IN POINT.... The attention created by his tweet died out that same day. The tweet was buried within hours. The pin however is still being showcased and tossed around every day. It maintains and sends traffic on the daily. That pin has been repinned 678 times and holds 147 likes... now, consider how many more shares the pin has from those 678 and there's literally no limit. Thank you Lisette, thank you!!!
I'm blown away by the influence Pinterest holds.
Are you using Pinterest to grow your blog and promote others material? You should be!
And that's enough for a Monday read!
This is Lucas's first day back to work after nearly 2 months off. It's Lance's last Monday of summer break, he starts 7th grade later this week! And Landon has finally started saying Army, although he still calls any man in ACU's "daddy". As for me, I'm still starring at these huge walls wondering what in the world.... and today I'm testing the altitude rumor as I walk/run my 3.1 for Maggie, a virtual race hosted by Simply Sami!
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